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A residential childrens’ home for boys aged 10-21 years old


Boys’ Town Residential Services is a children and young persons home providing residential care for boys between the age of 10 to 21 in Singapore. We are a residential home for disadvantaged and disengaged youths with programmes catered exclusively to male residents only. Children and young persons admitted into our residential home are those who are: from dysfunctional families and in need of shelter; abused or neglected; in need of care and protection; under family guidance orders; and in conflict with the Law.


As a residential children’s home in Singapore, we aim to transform the lives of at-risk youth. Our comprehensive programmes offer a safe and supportive environment, empowering these young individuals to overcome challenges and build a brighter future. From education and vocational training to counselling and mentoring, we provide holistic care that fosters personal growth and resilience.

Types of Needs

As a residential children’s home, Boys’ Town serves as a sanctuary for those facing unsafe or abusive environments. We provide physical safety, emotional, and psychological support to young individuals, and help them to recover from their past experiences.

Some youngsters find themselves struggling with behavioural issues that can't be effectively addressed within a traditional family context. The Family Order Guidance (formerly known as Beyond Parental Control) refers these children and youth to residential home services such that they can benefit from a structured and nurturing environment. These children and youth can then receive focused guidance to overcome challenges, learn essential life skills, and establish positive habits.

Children and at-risk youths may need residential support due to a lack of family support, often stemming from circumstances beyond parental control. These residential programmes for kids offer more than just accommodation; they provide holistic care, educational opportunities, and emotional guidance, filling the gap left by absent or unable family structures.

Behaviours resulting from trauma, emotional struggles, or other underlying issues might lead children and youths to require specialised residential care. In Boys’ Town, expert staff, including trained psychologists and social workers, offer tailored interventions to help these individuals regulate their behaviour, develop coping mechanisms, and build a solid foundation for a healthier future.



For boys aged 10 to 16 with child protection concerns. They usually come from abused or neglected family backgrounds, and some may also be facing social and economic difficulties at home.

Approach: Uses Trauma-Informed Care as the backbone of the work to ensure safety and empower the residents. As these boys have higher needs, they will be assigned a mentor each to guide and support them throughout their stay.


For boys aged 13 to 16 who exhibit delinquent traits and are under the Family Guidance Order (previously known as Beyond Parental Control) or under a Probation Order. These boys tend to show higher risk issues such as stealing, running away from home, etc.

Approach: With "Social Control Theory" as a theoretical framework, employs socialisation to decrease the chances of delinquent behaviour. Counselling for young children may also be conducted for our residents in our group home.


A residential treatment programme for boys aged 13 and above who have experienced significant trauma and exhibit severe emotional and behavioural dysregulation which affect their daily functioning.

Each resident will typically stay in TGH for a 12 to 18-month period. Weekly therapy sessions will be conducted with the TGH Clinical team.

Approach: Adopts Trauma Systems Therapy (TST) and Positive Behavioural Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in their model of care. Regular group sessions will be conducted to teach residents on emotional regulation techniques.


An independent unit that is designed for youths between 17 – 21 years old who have no other forms of family support.

Monthly group work sessions are conducted to equip the hostel residents on independent living skills such as financial management, and self management.

Approach: Assigned social worker to work on individual issues and monthly group work to build peer social support.

Our Programmes

At Boys' Town, we recognise the power of education in transforming lives. One of our residential programmes for at-risk youth is our Education Programme. It is designed to provide a platform for youths to learn innovatively in a safe and controlled environment.

We are a residential children’s home that believes in the power of nurturing interests and talents. Our Interest Groups aim to help our residents improve their physical health, identify their talents and encourage them to be more confident. The Interest Groups Programme provides at-risk youth with diverse activities and opportunities for personal development. Through engaging and enriching experiences, we help these young individuals explore their passions, build new skills, and foster a sense of belonging in the wider community.

We are dedicated to building strong social connections and fostering community engagement among at-risk youth. Service and Community is a series of outreach activities held yearly to help our boys develop empathy and express their gratitude by giving back to the community. Through this, the boys learn how they can bring joy to others with small acts of kindness, even as they themselves receive assistance.

By providing residential care for children, we can also equip at-risk youth with the necessary personal and professional growth skills. Our Learning Workshops offer a variety of engaging and interactive workshops designed to enhance their knowledge and abilities. Camps and specialised workshops are conducted yearly for youths to learn behaviour management techniques to regulate their emotions appropriately, and to understand the harmful effects of bullying.


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